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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011


Hospitalized Patients with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Kenya

Eric Mogaka OsoroComments to Author , Penina Munyua, Philip Muthoka, Solomon Gikundi, M. Kariuki Njenga, Samwel Lifumo, Racheal Achilla, Lilian Waiboci, Charles Nzioka, Jared Omolo, Daniel R. Feikin, Robert F. Breiman, and Mark A. Katz
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya (E.M. Osoro, P. Muthoka, C. Nzioka, J. Omolo); Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi (P. Munyua, S. Gikundi, M.K. Njenga, S. Lifumo, R. Achilla, L. Waiboci, D.R. Feikin, R.F. Breiman, M.A. Katz); US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–Kenya, Nairobi (P. Munyua, S. Gikundi, M.K. Njenga, L. Waiboci, D.R. Feikin, R.F. Breiman, M.A. Katz); US Army Medical Research Unit–Kenya, Nairobi (R. Achilla)

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Characteristics of hospitalized patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Kenya, July–November 2009*

Characteristic No. patients with characteristic/ 
no. with data available (%)
Female sex
46/88 (52)
Age group, y
0–<2 34/88 (39)
2–4 9/88 (10)
5–9 10/88 (11)
10–18 13/88 (15)
19–49 19/88 (22)
3/88 (3)
Underlying medical condition†
Asthma 5/49 (10)
HIV 4/20 (20)
Obesity 4/20 (20)
Tuberculosis‡ 1/25 (4)
Valvular heart disease
1/49 (2)
Oseltamivir treatment
10/42 (24)
ICU care 1/49 (2)

*ICU, intensive care unit.
†Two patients had asthma and were obese.
‡In continuation phase of treatment.

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